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Plus for teenagers having sex in a steady relationship


LOS ANGELES – There’s good news for parents who worry that their teenagers’ sex lives are affecting their school performance: A provocative new study has found that teens in committed relationships do no better or worse in ...

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Bear trouble

Bear trouble


TWO BLACK bear cubs, one with a jug  on its head, running along a roadway in Ocala National Forest, Florida. The black bear cub in Florida affectionately known as “jarhead” can finally enjoy a good meal. The clear plastic c...

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Ban’s call to help Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said yesterday he had never seen anything like the flood disaster in Pakistan after surveying the devastation and urged foreign donors to speed up assistance to the 20 ...

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8 killed in race crash


LUCERNE VALLEY, California – An off-road truck ploughed into a crowd and scattered “bodies everywhere” moments after sailing  off a jump at a California race, killing eight people and injuring 12 others, authorities and wit...

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Obamas in town

Obamas in town


President Barack Obama First Lady Michelle Obama and daughter Sasha, greeting people at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, yesterday. The first family, minus Malia who is at summer camp, arrived in the Florida ...

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Flood misery ‘could spark unrest’


ISLAMABAD – The humanitarian and economic disaster caused by the worst floods in Pakistan’s history could spark political unrest that could destabilise the government, dealing a major blow to the Obama administration’s effo...

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Four shot dead outside Buffalo restaurant


BUFFALO, New York – A shooting outside a restaurant in downtown Buffalo early yesterday left four people dead and four wounded, police said. The victims were leaving a large party inside the City Grill bar and restaurant ab...

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Killer mum facing life

Killer mum facing life


MANCHESTER, England – A mother who smothered her three-year-old daughter to death with her cuddly toy is facing life in jail.Helen Mary Caudwell, 42, used a Piglet teddy bear to kill Bethany Marie Kennerley-Caudwell before ...

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Broke man rich in honesty


NEW YORK – A Manhattan homeless man had an emotional reunion on Thursday with the kindhearted ad executive who lent him her American Express Platinum Card outside a SoHo restaurant, in what became a shining act of generosit...

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Obama okays US$600m to boost border security


WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama signed a bill yesterday that provides US$600 million in emergency funding to help secure the United States-Mexico border.A day earlier, two senators – Democrats Charles Schumer of New Yor...